A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis

By Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel

Through a sequence of unique essays, this publication unites a world crew of well known researchers and educators round the topic of information discussion. Spanning issues from traditional complexity to neuroscience, from schooling concept to weather swap, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it makes it possible for an environment of confident feedback and permits the ambition to construct a brand new starting place for the transdisciplinary technique.

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Their findings have been published in a series of books that are accessible to a broad audience : [Edelman, 1987, 1989, 1992, 2004, 2006], [Edelman and Tonioni, 2000]. NEUROSCIENTI½CVIEWOFCONSCIOUSNESS The study of consciousness has historically been the domain of philosophy, but recent technological advances have led to the development of new and complementary approaches to this complex issue. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and magnetoencephalography (MEG), now permits observation of the blood flows that accompany localized neuronal activity in different parts of the brain as well as enabling the magnetic micro-variations triggered by inter-neuronal electrical currents to be monitored.

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